How to protect your business against cyberthreats

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Over the last few months, the media has reported on numerous cyberattacks on businesses. We can no longer bury our heads in the sand and pretend these things only happen to other people. Security is an important consideration for all businesses, big and small.

Cybercriminals take advantage of the fact that 96% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with 10 or fewer employees use the Internet. When new technology is poorly understood, businesses become vulnerable to data theft, fraud (phishing, ransomware, fake technician scam) and hacking.

Common risks at work

  • Careless browsing by employees
  • Lost data on a mobile device
  • Unsecure Wi-Fi use
  • Lack of cyberthreat preparedness

5 simple ways to make your business more secure

Here are a few simple habits and good practices to adopt to ensure your business is secure:

  1. Identify and understand security issues.
  2. Inform and train directors, managers, employees and business partners.
  3. Determine the security goals and needs for your IT systems
  4. Update your software and applications regularly.
  5. Behave in a secure manner:
    • Be able to recognize phishing emails.
    • Create and use strong passwords.
    • Make sure your business and computer equipment use secure Wi-Fi.
    • Secure your personal and professional information.

Discover the CyberEco CyberSecurity Kit (site in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window..